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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Search for New Attractants of Tsetse Flies, Glossina Spp: Electrophysiological and Field Studies

Authors
item Ujvary, I. - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCI
item Carlson, David
item Djiteye, A. - IAEA
item Feldmann, U. - AUSTRIA
item Guerin, P. - UNIVERSITY OF NEUCHATEL
item Kitwika, F. - TTRI/TANZANIA
item Luyimbazi, F. - MINISTRY OF AG/UGANDA
item Oloo, F. - OAU-ABAR/KENYA
item Rayaisse, J. - BURKINA FASO

Submitted to: International Conference on Arthropods Chemical Physiological ...
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 28, 2001
Publication Date: September 28, 2001
Citation: UJVARY, I., CARLSON, D.A., DJITEYE, A., FELDMANN, U., GUERIN, P., KITWIKA, F., LUYIMBAZI, F., OLOO, F., RAYAISSE, J.-. SEARCH FOR NEW ATTRACTANTS OF TSETSE FLIES, GLOSSINA SPP: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND FIELD STUDIES. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTHROPODS CHEMICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL . 2001. p.216-222.

Technical Abstract: To improve the efficiency of tsetse fly suppression and eradication campaigns, we searched for natural attractants and their synthetic analogues. Electrophysiological screening and field trapping experiments with various natural and synthetic compounds were done. Glossina brevipalpis responded to a series of compounds designed by the bioisosteric cprinciple as assessed by an electroantennogram (EAG) technique. We also report the results of successful field experiments, carried out in East and West Africa, aimed at trapping G. f. fuscipes, G. palpalpis gambiensis and G. tachinoides (palpalis group), and G. austeni, G. pallidipes and G. swynnertoni (morsitans group). This is the first report of attraction of several of these species to any attractive chemical blends.

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